VC logs 3,178 new COVID-19 cases over weekend, 11 new deaths


Ventura County Public Health officials reported the latest COVID-19 numbers for the weekend on Dec. 28:

— There are 3,178 new cases of COVID-19 (includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Visit for the latest numbers and information.

— 11 additional deaths: 96-year-old female, 82-year-old female, 68-year-old female, 54-year-old female, 92-year-old female, 82-year-old female, 53-year-old male, 89-year-old male, 87-year-old male, all with comorbidities, in addition to a 96-year-old female, and an 81-year-old female, with no co-morbidities. 

— 23,511 new tests performed

— Current doubling time is 21.72 days.

— Current hospitalizations: 372 and current ICU: 69.

— Ventura Adult ICU Bed Availability 1.5%

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Dec. 28 that the limited regional Stay Home Order set to expire this week is likely to be extended into the new year as the ICU capacity in the Southern California region, which includes Ventura County, is at zero percent. Ventura County reported its ICU capacity on Dec. 28 to be at 1.5%.

Ventura County Public Health officials urge people to "help to bring the numbers down. Staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask, social distancing and not gathering are key steps you can take to help save lives and help move our community forward."

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